Monday, December 07, 2009
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation
The Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme is a partnership that brings together the Department for International Development (DFID), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) to deliver a planned seven year interdisciplinary research programme, with a total budget of £40·5m. ESPA is launched under the umbrella of the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) partnership.
ESPA seeks to generate the evidence on ecosystem services, their full value and links to sustainable poverty reduction, so as to equip end users and decision makers with the knowledge on how to manage ecosystems better. This announcement of opportunity invites proposals for the first substantive ESPA call. This first call is split into two funding streams with three submission opportunities.
Funding Stream 1 is a one-off opportunity for shorter-term, innovative, conceptual development type projects submitted as a Programme Framework grant.
Funding Stream 2 has two submission opportunities:
- one to win catalyst funding through a Partnership & Project Development grant, in preparation for a
- second submission opportunity for a larger Research Consortium grant (AO call to be issued September 2010).
Deadline: March 3, 2010